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New Chief Of Staff Appointed At Erie Shores HealthCare

Sunday February 6th, 2022, 8:46am


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There is a new Chief of Staff at Erie Shores HealthCare.

Long-time ESHC physician Dr. Luther Heys assumes the role from Dr. Ross Moncur who is retiring from the role effective February 7th, 2022.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Heys into this important role,” said Kris Taylor, ESHC Board Chair. “As the Chief Medical Information Officer and a practicing physician at ESHC, the Erie Shores Family Health Team, and an area long-term care home, Dr. Heys has a strong understanding of our role as a community hospital.”

As Chief of Staff, he will provide medical leadership to the hospital’s clinical programs and provide administrative oversight, ensuring physicians and physician learners are appropriately credentialed and in step with the necessary professional standards of practice and that quality medical services are managed effectively.

“This is a critical role at the Hospital,” said ESHC President and CEO Kristin Kennedy. “Beyond COVID-19, we have an ambitious plan to continuously improve the health care experience for
the people and communities we serve as well as to build on our staff engagement, retention and recruitment. I look forward to working with Dr. Heys in this new role.”

Dr. Heys, a General Practitioner Anesthetist at ESHC for over 15-years, trained and practiced in South Africa before moving to Canada.  In his role as Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Heys was a crucial part of implementing the hospitals electronic hospital information system, Cerner Millennium.

“I am excited to be part of the team at ESHC and build on the work done by my predecessor, Dr. Moncur,” said Dr. Heys. “Significant strides have been made under Dr. Moncur’s leadership
over the last few years regarding the safety and quality of patient care. My vision is to build on this foundation and enhance the impact of Erie Shores both locally and regionally.”

Dr. Heys will maintain his family practice at the Kingsville location of the Erie Shores Family Health Team and will continue to be part of the physician group at Chartwell Royal Oak long
term care home. Dr. Heys will also remain a member of the Department of Anesthesia at ESHC.

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